oncology
End-of-life care

Dr Prunella Blinman: is the time burden of palliative chemo too much?

Time spent commuting to and waiting for health care appointments is a significant contributor to the treatment burden in cancer patients with a shortened life expectancy. A US study assessing the opportunity costs of palliative chemotherapy in 362 patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma found just over 50% of total hours devoted to healthcare was ...

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